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Polk Audio DB 5252

DB+ Series 5-1/4" component speaker system

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Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers.

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Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers.

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Stellar components

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, smooth response, and incredible sonic detail.

Stellar components

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, smooth response, and incredible sonic detail.

Honed Polk perfection

This DB5252 component speaker system features a 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone with a strong rubber surround for solid playback and resilience under the environmental stress that comes with living in your car doors. The separate 3/4" silk dome tweeter delivers smooth highs with precision to give you a vibrant soundstage, and the included external crossover network keeps the highs and lows flowing to the proper drivers for seamless performance.

Handles up to 100 watts RMS

With power handling up to 100 watts RMS, you'll do fine driving this system with an aftermarket receiver, but these speakers will love life if you power them with a nice amp.

For custom installation

Polk includes mounting hardware for the tweeters, along with boldly designed grilles for the woofers that'll add a little flare to your vehicle's interior.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • 5-1/4" polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • external 2-way crossover
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 50-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # DB5252
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has attached 6" wire)
  • 2 Flush-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Four 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other)
  • Two 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has tinned wire on both ends)
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Two 5/8" Screws
  • Two M4x13mm Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual
  • Online registration information

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Crutchfield customer from Manito, IL on 7/31/2019

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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Easy to install , only difficulty with that was the electrical connections were a little tight . Good sound , very pleased .

Pros: Easy to install good sound

Cons: Electrical connectors tight

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Crutchfield customer from Cranston, RI on 7/25/2019

2011 Volkswagen Jetta

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Took these out 10 minutes after the install. Does not come anywhere close to the Rockford Fosgate's I have in the back and they're half the price. Exchanged!

Pros: Decent price

Cons: Tweeters sounded like my cellphone speaker

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Love the Speakers, Not the Instructions.

Crutchfield customer from El Cajon, CA on 7/14/2019

1998 Ford Mustang

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Overall I love these speakers! The lows and mods are smooth and the highs are crystal clear. The one and only complaint I guess you would call it, is that the instructions both from Crutchfield as well as Polk were not clear at all as to how the crossover was supposed to be connected. It took 3 or 4 emails back and forth with Crutchfield support before I got a clear answer that worked.

Pros: Smooth and crisp sound from highs to the lows.

Cons: Instructions for crossover installation not clear.

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Crutchfield customer from Newton, IA on 5/12/2019

2004 Ford Mustang

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Crisp and clear mids and highs just like my Polk Audio home theater speakers the mid bass sounds great also considering they they are only powered by an alpine power pak amp. Giving g it5 stars due to the value of these compared too so many others. Amazing value!

Pros: Amazing value

Cons: None for an entry level system

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/6/2019

2013 Nissan Xterra

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great price and a great speaker would use them again

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Crutchfield customer from Bradenton, FL on 4/3/2019

1991 Volvo 740

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Awesome set of speakers! Sounds great, the woofers and tweeters do a fantastic job for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Maryville, IL on 3/24/2019

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just dont sound good

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Crutchfield customer from Slinger, WI on 2/4/2019

2017 Toyota Tundra

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good clear sound. wiring is different than any other components

Pros: good quality clear sound

Cons: none

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Terry from Colby, KS on 12/9/2018

2004 Ford F-150

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The sound is very good. I was hoping for a little more on the low end but as soon as I install my subwoofer I'm sure I'll be satisfied.

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Bill from Keyser, WV on 12/9/2018

2007 Ford Mustang

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Great sound quality

Pros: Great sound quality

Cons: None

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Matt from Robbinsville, NJ on 11/7/2018

2004 MINI Cooper

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Warm highs with great dispersion. Tweeters fit the outside of the R53 Mini Cooper HK grill perfectly. A screw thru the steel mesh of the grill held them in place. Balanced perfectly with existing rear HK speakers. Had to cut the centers out of HK door speakers, the frame is plastic, and drill the 4 mounting screws into the edges of the original speaker frame. This kept the original mounting screws that are in the door. Sealed edges with caulk and left rubber surround of original cone to frame.

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Great sound

Rod from Osage Beach, MO on 9/23/2018

2005 Ford Mustang

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These sound awesome. Very clear and the crossover worked great. We put them in the doors of a 2005 mustang. Perfect fit with the adapter plate provided by Crutchfield, for the main speaker. We mounted the tweeter on the door post with the Polk provided surface mount. The crossover was a little bit bigger than I expected but they fit easily tucked under the dash. I would highly recommend these speakers. We have a 30 watt RMS Alpine amp running these and it is a very good volume. Loud in the car but not excessive. It balances out well with the factory sub. We will probably upgrade the amp once we install the new 10" Rockford sub and amp.

Pros: Sound clarity. Comes with mounting options for tweeters. Crossover functions great. Great volume with a small amp.

Cons: None.

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Great for the price and especially good for a Jeep Wrangler

John P from Marietta, GA on 9/13/2018

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So far so good. Great for the price and especially good for a Jeep Wrangler that is open a lot.

Pros: Marine rated, price, sound, quality

Cons: The cover on the crossovers was incredibly difficult to get off the first time. I think there was some glue on the inside that it was stuck to. I thought I was going to break them trying to open it.

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Kevin from Rowlett, TX on 8/21/2018

2003 Toyota Tacoma

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I got these speakers for my son's truck a 2003 Toyota Tacoma the same as my truck. I bought these speakers back in 2004 of course number has changed but there are 5 1/4" dB component speakers, last year I sound proof my door panels and the speakers still looked great and play as they did the first day. We are taking over 14 years of playing loud with 100 RMS amplifier. These speakers are the best I've ever owned. Still going strong and sound great for over 14 years.

Pros: Price, marine rated and best of all the sound. Once a installed a small 8" subwoofer it rounded everything perfect.

Cons: Wished the speakers had terminals instead of clips or which I did was soldered speaker wire. Some what hard, I'm not very good at doing that but I did get it done.

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Chris from Johnson City, TN on 7/22/2018

2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Amazing products.... have built several car systems with Polk dB series.... amazing sound quality

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Great speakers!

Chris D from Jonestown, TX on 7/2/2018

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Quality and sound are great, as is the marine rating which is perfect for my application. I custom installed them on my Goldwing F6B. Crutchfield's fast shipping rocks!

Pros: Marine rating, well constructed

Cons: None so far.

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mike d. from Centereach, NY on 6/15/2018

1997 Pontiac Grand Prix

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great sound,fit perfect.

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmette, IL on 6/12/2018

1992 Jeep Cherokee

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Great replacements

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Corry from Jefferson City, MO on 6/4/2018

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These speakers delivered intense mid-range and ear splitting highs. I just got them installed behind my Pioneer radio. Can't wait to take the next step and order my cross over and add an amp to really give these guys a workout. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Ease of installation. Marine certified.

Cons: None.

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Awesome little speaker

Dave from Loganville, GA on 5/30/2018

1999 Acura 3.2TL

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These speakers are replacements to 6 1/2" Focals iI had issues adding to front doors. I wanted speakers that didn't need anything extra wires or connectors. The water resistant attributes are plus . The Base is pretty darn good for only being hooked up to the Sony MEX-GS820BT with extra base on. I almost forgot how tweets can sound in a car(1999 TL does not have them stock). I would have liked an angle tweeter mount but having them not facing me does allow for them to turned up if needed.

Pros: Great bass response without harsh tweeters.

Cons: I would have liked an angle tweeter mount

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Crutchfield customer from Tyler, TX on 5/13/2018

2003 Jeep Wrangler

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sounds good and fits

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Kevin from St Petersburg, FL on 5/12/2018

2005 Dodge Ram 2500

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These are great speakers for the price. This is the 4th vehicle that I have used them in and have not had any reason to change.

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 4/30/2018

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These were to replace some rotten front speakers in a project wagoneer and they exceeded my expectations! With no sound mat they sound way better than factory on a cheap cheap head unit. Highs up high on the dash and imaging is great.

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Ethan from Nashville, NC on 4/13/2018

2004 Mazda 6

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I bought these speakers to replace my blown factory speakers after researching them for a while. The bass is more than what I expected from a 5.25 inch speaker, but down the road I will pair these up with a sub to complete my system Like many other reviews they are very good speakers for the price but as others have said an amp is needed to experience the full limits of the speakers. The installation was easy once I figured out what wires I need to cut and then splice into the new speakers. I had to flush mount the tweeters, but now the sound stage is much improved and the tweeters have revealed new aspects to music that have gone unnoticed.

Pros: The sound quality at high volume.

Cons: Not the best if only used with stock head unit power. Could use an amp.

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MK from Raleigh, NC on 4/12/2018

2004 Nissan 350Z

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Easy installation. Even with my stock head unit and amp these component speakers were a MAJOR sound upgrade. The separate tweeters provided crisp and sizzling high end that was just not there in my stock speakers. Crutchfield advisers made it easy to pick the correct speakers in my car.

Pros: Super high end response

Cons: None

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Fran from Lancaster, NY on 3/20/2018

2014 Ford F-150 XLT

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Awesome. Sound is crisp, clear, and full bodied. I used Crutchfield's Show Me What Fits My Vehicle to narrow down my choices, searched my price bracket, read the posted reviews, both good and bad, and used my experience of the available name brands. I came up with these Polks. Matched with a pair of Kenwood KFC's three ways and with my existing head unit they sound awesome. An amp would give them more deliverance but that is a future story... I did have a perplexing question regarding the use of the supplied cross over vs the existing one associated with the factory radio and they researched it on the spot, got my answer! This was on a Sunday at 3:00pm! They couldn't help with the 32degree temp outside but they we're great! Finished my job, and the speakers warmed me right up!

Pros: Crisp, clear full body sound.

Cons: Use of amplifier would give best sound.

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Jesse from Kyle, TX on 1/28/2018

1993 Ford F Series

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Great soundening product I have always bought Polk Audio

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Clean, clear, accurate component speakers.

Bryan from Cumming, GA on 1/27/2018

1996 Honda Accord DX

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Installed in my Jeep Wrangler. Being able to mount the tweeters on the dash really increased the sound quality in the Jeep, raising the sound stage. They have a great sound, clear, clean, full, for such an inexpensive component speaker. Being designed for marine use is a big plus in a topless vehicle. I'm driving them with a JL amp pushing 70 w/rms per channel to them, and they sound great no matter how much I turn them up.

Pros: Great sounding, waterproof, components, low price.

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Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 1/26/2018

2004 Ford Explorer

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Works Great

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Great investment

Manuel from Santa Fe Spgs, CA on 1/8/2018

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Sound awesome! Well worth the money

Pros: Clear sound and distinct tones

Cons: None that I can think of.

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Crutchfield customer from Westerville, OH on 12/31/2017

1978 Jeep CJ7

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Unbelievable sound clarity, quality and volume for the price! Well worth the money!!!

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Polk 5252-----Great speakers

Matt from Tallahassee, FL on 12/18/2017

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Huuuge difference going to these in a Jeep Wrangler. Exceptional response. Very crisp and clear. Got these hooked up to a decent amp and am extremely impressed. My ears are telling me to stop, but the speakers still want to get louder.

Pros: Great sound can handle a lot of power

Cons: N/A

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Crutchfield customer from Warren, CT on 11/12/2017

1999 Dodge Ram

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a great product sounds excellent compared to the factory set up, only thing that would be nice is a plug which would adapt to the factory harness because the rear speakers are wired through the front harness it would make polarity easier to figure out

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Crutchfield customer from N Salt Lake, UT on 11/6/2017

1987 BMW 325I

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Nice set of speakers that fit and sound great. Better yet the service was great.

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Paul from Red Oak, TX on 10/29/2017

2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty

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Great clean sound

Pros: Clean sound

Cons: None

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Jody from Texas on 10/5/2017

2009 Nissan Sentra

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I would recommend. I was worried that the 5" would not be enough but once i really got the amp and eq dialed in the bass is adequate. I was also apprehensive that the marine certification might make then sound tinny but they sound great with crisp clear sound and great separation. They could be a little warmer but I think they still sound great.

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Bob from Centerville, UT on 9/18/2017

2006 Toyota Tundra

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This is a great product but it did not work out in my 2006 tundra. A big Part of the problem was the jbl premium system, but the dB 522 speakers worked out good. Polk is good stuff and Crutchfield is the Best.

Pros: Great product

Cons: Didn't work with the jbl wiring

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Great speakers

Christopher from Chantilly, VA on 9/1/2017

2001 Jeep Cherokee

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Great speakers but did not fit 2001 cherokee XJ Great looking Great sounding

Pros: Great Sound Good Looking

Cons: DID NOT fit 2001 Cherokee XJ

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Jeff from Kenosha, WI on 6/2/2017

2007 Ford Expedition EL

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This is a fantastically engineered system. The quality of components and sound is a true deal for the cash. I have installed a number of polk systems, this is by far top of the list for me. Easy fit, easy wire, great sound.

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Antiono from Sterling Heights, MI on 5/30/2017

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Awesome sound. Good bass. Crisp even at high volume.

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Crutchfield customer from reed city, MI on 5/4/2017

2004 Jeep Wrangler

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big upgrated from my 4X6"

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Stunning!

John from Yorkville, IL on 4/17/2017

2009 Nissan Sentra

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These things are amazing! I've read reviews about Polk not putting out enough mid bass and I cannot agree with that one bit.I didn't sound deaden my doors at all and these still just crank.They're powered by a JL Audio XD500 getting 75W RMS each and I cannot believe the sound that comes from these small 5 1/4 woofers.Absolutely stunning! The brackets supplied by Crutchfield came in VERY useful.I used adhesive foam around the speaker openings in the door and also on the bracket itself too prevent any rattling.I also used my own hardware(nuts and bolts) to mount the speakers to the brackets.I just didn't like the screws that came with them and felt better about the firm mount I got from my own hardware.Also I like the mounting options they came with.I ended up surface mounting them in the sail panel.It looks as if they came with the car stock.

Pros: Great sound from such a small woofer and tweeters are clear as day! Great looking speakers too.Pre installed spade connectors on wires made installation much smoother.

Cons: Instruction manual could have been better.It doesn't explain anything about the crossover.Opening it was tricky and then setting the DB level took figuring out.I shouldn't have to go to the online manual to get information and even at that the online manual is quite poor.Doesn't explain much at all.

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Great value!

Mark from Ironwood, MI on 4/17/2017

1997 Jeep Wrangler

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Installed in the dash speakers of my '97 Jeep Wrangler. I installed the tweeters on a pair of Nalin Mfg. Tweeter mounts. The separation from the highs and mids/lows is great. Crisp and tight highs. Mids are a little muddy. Using a powered sub for the lows. Lots of room behind the dash to install the crossovers. Very easy to install! Love the marine rating for Jeep use.

Pros: Easy install Crisp highs

Cons: Mid tones are a little muddy sounding

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Gread updgrade

Nate from Winchester, IN on 3/26/2017

2003 Buick Century

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These speakers are very good factory replacements. The fact that they are water proof is very nice. Water gets it doors, it happens. Nice to know that there wouldn't be a problem. I think that the crossover could be a bit more fancy, if you wanted to put it on a amp board it wouldn't look very good. If you put it in the doors then its fine I guess. Its very hard to describe, but these don't sound as full as say the Rockford Fosgate T2 components. These are the only speakers I have to compare them to besides CS Kicker speakers, and I really hate those speakers. They don't compare at all !!!! I'm running these speakers and the T2's off a JL 4004d and I highly recommend that amp. That amp and these speakers or the Rockford's would be a great edition to any vehicle. If tuned correctly, with subs, these speakers will absoulutly scream!! But also sound very nice at lower volumes (normal people volumes lol). They are a great buy, they don't put out the bass that the Rockford's do but still at this price point. You cant go wrong.

Pros: great price sound very nice comes with wiring from crossover to speaker with correct terminals

Cons: not as much bass as I would hope for at high volumes the tweeters can be a little much, still sound amazing, just ear shredding

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Harry from Jonesboro, GA on 3/15/2017

2005 Ford F-150

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These speakers are awesome, they sound great with my new amp and reciever.

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Good sound from a small package

Carl from Sarasota, FL on 3/13/2017

2012 Nissan Sentra

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A decent set that can handle the power. Have a tad bit of high pitch feed back at peak but some adjustments to bass, treble and fade clears it up. Downfall is that if you're switching genre of music, additional "tweaking" is required

Pros: Handles the power

Cons: Occasional high pitched feed back

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Crutchfield customer from Ogdensburg, NY on 1/31/2017

2005 Toyota Echo

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Great clean sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Stonington Il on 12/21/2016

2003 Pontiac Grand Prix

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Awesome component speakers I paired them with Polk db692 in the rear & a Rockford P300-12 powered sub powered them up with a Rockford R300x4 amp & they sound excellent & they can handle being cranked up without any distortion would definitely recommend

Pros: Sound amazing

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Yuma, AZ on 10/31/2016

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Excellent component speakers. Big improvement over the Polk 2-way speakers they replaced; much more bass and the highs are no longer muffled due to the tweeters being located higher on the door.

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Garbage, don't bother!

Heather from Milwaukee, WI on 10/27/2016

2005 Kia Sedona

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I really don't like these speakers. I had them professionally installed. They sound "tinny" and even at lower volumes, the "highs" in the music hurt my ears. I even adjusted my equalizer accordingly and the sound is still incredibly obnoxious and NO BASS. I cannot get any bass out of these speakers at all... even with it cranked all the way up. I feel like I just flushed money down the toilet.

Pros: None

Cons: Tinny no bass horrible balance

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Super loud speakers

Jacob D from Knoxville,TN on 6/20/2016

2001 Ford F-150

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These component speakers are a must if you want loud, clear music. Installed a sub and really needed speakers that kick. I knew I wanted Polk but wasn't sure of these since they are new on the market and no reviews yet but I am glad I got them! Install was a breeze and the tweeters really come to life. Speakers are just what I wanted which is a lot of mid. They are good with bass notes too. Crutchfield supplied all the nessesary hardware!

Pros: -Loud -Crisp clean sound -Great mid and treble -100 watt rms -Excellent crossover

Cons: None

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 50 - 23k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 1/2

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Features

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Tweeter Mounting: The supplied mounting cups allow you to surface or flush mount the tweeters. The tweeters swivel slightly in the flush mount housings, allowing you to adjust them for optimum imaging.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.314" 0.884"
Mounting Depth 0.731" screw depth
Cutout Diameter 1.780" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.135" 1.75"

Crossover: The outboard crossovers have screw terminal inputs and outputs (0.3" wide). A jumper inside each crossover allows you to adjust the tweeter output level; choose 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. There are two screw holes in the base of each crossover for mounting.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.6"
  • Height: 1.2"
  • Depth: 4.73"

Marine Certification: Polk speakers are marine certified, making them a good choice for boats in fresh water, convertibles, motorcycles, ATVs, and other applications where the speaker might get wet. Because they have coated steel baskets, the terminals are not covered, and the crossovers are not sealed, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Fits the vehicle [ Gerek  Apr 08, 2019 ]
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I spoke with Otis and told him how I wanted to power my speakers and he recommended these [ Bobby   Dec 31, 2018 ]
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Good power handling and efficient. I only have two speakers in the car and I want them to be loud. [ Jonathan  Dec 21, 2018 ]
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High sensitivity, high watts, great reviews! [ Evan  Dec 06, 2018 ]
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These speakers are rated at 100 Watts RMS, I needed some speakers that will be able to perform with that kind of power. These Polk components will perform the way I want them to. [ D  Oct 29, 2018 ]
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Gordo reccomended [ Jacob  Oct 23, 2018 ]
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good reviews [ ROBERT BLAKE  Sep 08, 2018 ]
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Like the brand. [ Erik  Apr 11, 2018 ]
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Sound quality second none. [ Lloyd  Mar 21, 2018 ]
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Been looking around for some good component speakers to replace my stock speakers in my 93 Explorer XLT that are literally disintegrating. Figured these would be the best bang for my buck. A small stepping stone torwards a new audio system. Part 2 of 5. Have high hopes for these! [ Logan  Mar 14, 2018 ]
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Buddy had recommended it upon his experience with it in his own vehicle. [ Ruben  Dec 19, 2017 ]
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larger frequency range than the jbl speakers i was considering. [ Keith  Nov 18, 2017 ]
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these speakers are highly rated for quality sound and not costing a fortune [ James  Jul 28, 2017 ]
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Perfect! [ Patrick  Jul 14, 2017 ]
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Colt helped pick these out for my vehicle, after reading the other reviews, I think he choose well [ Taylor  Apr 25, 2017 ]
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I'm a polk guy, my front doors have them and from reading specs and reviews this is just what I'm looking for... it will blend in nicely with the 15" woofers I have in the extreme rear....boomshakalaka.. [ ROBERT  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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I have a '97 Jeep Wrangler TJ. The sound is terrible do to the nature of the vehicle and speaker location. After reviewing other mods, I found another website that makes tweeter pods that bolt to the front door-strap holder. They aim the tweeter directly to the front occupants. I like the marine rating of these speakers due to the open cab. I feel separating the highs from the lows will make a huge improvement!! [ Mark  Apr 06, 2017 ]
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This was the hardest thing to choose for my entire system.I was going between 2 ways and components and finally decided that components were the choice even though they're going to take more effort to install.These can handle the power I'll be putting on them and they were reasonably priced,plus Crutchfield supplies the bracket that I'll need for installation. [ John  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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Sounds amazing [ Jared  Jan 26, 2017 ]
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reviews and it fits my car [ Joseph  Jul 29, 2016 ]
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8 questions already asked

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can the polk DB5252 be ran active and if so what sould the crossover settings be?
[ Ethan  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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I only ran these speakers off of a amp with adjustable gains and they sound awesome I have not set them up any other way
[ James  Apr 12, 2019 ]
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Where do you mount the crossovers?
[ Robert  May 23, 2018 ]
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I did not install myself, had them installed for me.I have a2k8 Ford sport Trac and they were mounted in the front doors, they sound great.
[ ronald  Jun 05, 2018 ]
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There was a cross base with screw hole openings just above the tweeter mounts in the door. I simply zip-tied the crossover to the cross bracket. Two years, no problems.
[ Terry  Jun 02, 2018 ]
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I mounted the crossovers in the same area as the larger speakers which were inside the front kickplates of my '95 BMW. Used two sided tape. Hope this helps.
[ Chris  Jun 01, 2018 ]
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Do these handle 100 watts rms each or is that for the pair?
[ Keith  Apr 06, 2018 ]
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My understanding is that it's 100 watts RMS each...amp power ratings are "per channel" so I don't know why speakers would be rated per pair instead of individually.
[ NICHOLAS L  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Will these Polk db5252 and the polk db6502 be strong enough not to be drowned out by two JL W10's? The Polks will be powered by an amp that will give them 100 RMS Watts each. This will be in an 08 Tundra Crewmax.
[ philip  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Yes with an amp.
[ Jason  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Yes,they will keep up easily at 100w per driver.For the money they are a very good component set.
[ John  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Mine sound great and they are in the same truck as a single 12" with a 500watt amp...
[ Paul  Dec 14, 2017 ]
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Polk Audio DB5252 5-1/4" component speaker system, is it (1) ONE WOOFER and (1) Tweeter for $120 or is it (2) WOOFERS and (2) TWEETERS for that price - ? - crossover included of course
[ Greg  Dec 07, 2017 ]
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DB52552 comes with a pair of woofers, tweeters, crossovers, etc..
[ NICHOLAS L  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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Don't know about price now but I got 1 woofer and 1 tweet per side
[ Douglas  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Horns and 2 speakers with crossover
[ Roy  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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No it's a components set up with tweeters and mids that have separate crossovers. The b st investment I've ever made because the sound is amazing and completely compliments my subs! I am more than satisfied and happy! Everyone will ask you what you are using for sound. Crisp and clear!
[ mark  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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2 of each
[ BILL  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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The set included two woofers, two tweeters, two crossovers and hardware. Over the years I bought number of Polk car audio sets - always amazing quality, great upgrade for your sound.
[ Mikhail  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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It is packed 2 Woofer, 2 tweeter, and 2 crossovers per package
[ Rob  Dec 11, 2017 ]
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Hi,I just finished installing these.In the crossover,there is a plastic red tab that is adjustable between odb,+3db and +6db.I lifted the tab off of +6 and placed it at 0 because it seems to be a neutral setting.However,I am wondering if that is the right way to adjust it? That red tab is not connected to anything.Its just a piece of plastic that is something like a small plug.
[ John  Apr 11, 2017 ]
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If you have a properly set up subwoofer then "0" is probably the best setting but even when used with a subwoofer I'd recommend you try all three settings before you snap the covers back on because ultimately it's your ears that will tell you which setting is the best.
[ NICHOLAS L  Dec 13, 2017 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Krissy  Apr 12, 2017 ]  Staff
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How do you wire the db5252 speakers?
[ Roy  Jan 23, 2017 ]
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I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
[ Kenny  Jan 27, 2017 ]  Staff
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the connections on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/.
[ Kenny  Jan 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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my 2001 volvo s60 has stock 6 1/2" speakers in the front doors, so the mounting holes are sized for 6 1/2", right? so how would 5 1/4 possibly fit in my car?
[ flash  Aug 07, 2016 ]
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Thanks for your question. The vehicle you listed does not have any easy fit speaker applications. Even if you stick with 6 1/2" speakers. For all speaker locations and sizes there are several steps. You'll need to re-drill the mounting screw holes, Drill out rivets to remove the factory speakers and you'll need to fabricate a speaker mounting bracket or spacer. If you need further details, feel free to reach out to one of our product Advisors by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat.
[ Kenny  Aug 08, 2016 ]  Staff
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